New 911 home development set for Barking’s Fresh Wharf
PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 March 2018
A new development will see 911 new homes built in riverside location Fresh Wharf in Barking.
The homes will see 10 acres of brownfield industrial land developed into residential land. The project is due for completion in 2026.
Demolition making way for the first stage of the development began last month, with the first homes expected in autumn 2020.
Plans include a new, large park at the centre of the development and the space will be utilised to make the most of the river and city views.
The properties will be a mixture of one to three-bedroom flats and three-bedroom townhouses.
There will also be new shops, cafes and restaurants. Mooring spaces will be re-instated and additional spaces for boats will be added to the development.
Leading UK property developer Countryside is building the homes, in partnership with Notting Hill Housing.
“Situated along the banks of the River Roding, Fresh Wharf is ideally located, less than a 15 minute walk or five minute cycle to Barking Station. The site is also adjacent to the North Circular and A13 for transport links to London City Airport and Canary Wharf,” said a Countryside spokesman.
Council leader Darren Rodwell said: “I look forward to seeing Fresh Wharf help to make Barking and Dagenham a magnet for aspirational working Londoners looking for a new home.
“The development will also build on our ambition to create vibrant waterside communities, with affordable homes, leisure facilities and bars - a kind of Roding Riveria for ordinary Londoners.”
Robert Wilkinison, managing director for east London at Countryside Partnerships South, said: “Receiving planning approval and starting the demolition at Fresh Wharf marks an important step towards the delivery of a significant new development in east London, creating a new destination at the entrance to barking Town Centre.
“Identified as one of the largest residential sites within the Barking Town Centre Area Action Plan, Fresh Wharf plays a crucial part in boosting the local neighbourhood, utilising a brownfield site to provide much-needed new housing and community-focused public areas in an enviable riverside setting.”